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Updated on August 17, 2020
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3-Year-Old Reaches Top of 3,000 Meter Mountain

A 3-year-old boy is thought to be the youngest person to reach the top of the mountain Piz Badile, the BBC reports.

Jackson Houlding from the UK's Lake District "climbed" the 3,350-meter mountain with his mother, Jessica, his father, Leo, and his 7-year-old sister, Freya.

He was carried up the mountain, which is on the border of Italy and Switzerland, on his mother's back. The BBC also says that Freya is now the youngest person to reach the mountain's top without any help.

The family started to climb on July 25, and it took them four days to go up and back down. Jackson's reward for completing the journey was a packet of Haribo sweets.

This isn't the first time the family has climbed a mountain together. "We've done quite a bit of stuff in the UK and Europe in previous years," Leo Houlding told South West News Service.

Jessica Houlding told the Independent that they choose more difficult climbs each year. She described climbing Piz Badile as a "huge achievement."

Leo Houlding, who is a professional climber, told the BBC that the final 1,000-meter section of Piz Badile is one of the best climbs of its type in the world. He has been climbing since he was 10 years old, and celebrated his 40th birthday while on the mountain.

Piz Badile is a mountain in the Bregaglia Range. It was first climbed in 1867 by W.A.B. Coolidge with guides François Devouassoud and Henri Devouassoud. The highest mountain in the range is Monte Disgrazia, which is 3,678 meters tall.

Three Year Old Malaysian Boy Joins Mensa UK

A three-year-old boy has become the youngest person ever to join Mensa UK, the oldest and largest high IQ society in the world.

Muhammad Haryz Nadzim from Malaysia got a score of 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test, which means he is in the 99.7th percentile, his mother told CNN. To become a member of Mensa, people need to have an IQ in the top 2% of the population.

The Mensa IQ test was designed for people aged 10 and above, and has questions to test reading, math, memory, and logical thinking skills. Children under the age of 10 need to meet with an educational psychologist who will assess their IQ score.

John Stevenage, the chief executive of Mensa UK, told CNN that Nadzim is "a very bright young man and we are delighted to welcome him to Mensa."

Nadzim and his family now live in the UK, where his parents work as engineers. His mother, Nur Anira Asyikin, described her son as a typical 3-year-old who loves painting, reading, and playing with LEGO.

"We are so proud and happy for Haryz," she said. "He’s just like other children who love playing and growing up. We know he will give so much back to society in the future."

4-Year-Old Signs Book Deal to Publish Poems

A 4-year-old boy from the UK has signed a book deal to publish his collection of poems.

Nadim Shamma-Sourgen was discovered by poet and teacher Kate Clanchy, who won the 2020 Orwell Prize for political writing. Clanchy knew Shamma-Sourgen's mother, who teaches the study of poetry at the University of Reading.

Clanchy began sharing Shamma-Sourgen's poems on Twitter, where they became popular with her followers. Speaking to The Guardian, Clanchy said that she didn't share them because they were like an adult's poems, but because they were so much like a child's way of thinking.

The young poet has now signed a book deal with Walker Books, a children's book company, making him one of the youngest writers to get a book deal.

According to Guinness World Records, Dorothy Straight from the US is the youngest female to publish a book. She wrote a book in 1962 when she was 4 years old. It was published in 1964.

The youngest male writer is Thanuwana Serasinghe from Sri Lanka, who wrote a book when he was 4 years and 9 months old. It was published nine days before his 5th birthday.

In an interview with Sky News, Shamma-Sourgen's mother said that he's still learning to read and write, so he speaks his poems out loud and she writes them down for him.

"I like writing poems especially about nature. I feel happy that my poems will be in a book," Shamma-Sourgen told The Guardian. As well as nature, Shamma-Sourgen's poems talk about things like love, being lonely and bugs in his garden.

The book of poems will be published in summer 2021.


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      Liz Westwood 

      11 months ago from UK

      When I saw the story of a 3 year old climbing a mountain with his parents and older sister I was concerned about their safety.

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